Pumpkin carving 2012
I almost ran out of time! :P Well it’s already halway into Halloween in some countries ^^; But here just started half an hour ago :P
Can you guess what I am going to carve? ;) This year Yoshi is my helper ;P
This year I decided to use a white pumpkin, somewhat medium sized :3
First make a marking, for cutting out the opening to scoop the insides out… make a notch to show which side is the back of the pumpkin — carve on the front part.
This year’s idea was pretty last minute as well ^^; I saw this super adorable image on Danny’s recent entry.
The original art use for reference is by Japanese artist, Ikkyuu sensei ^o^/
Namely this one, decided to adapt it into a carving :)
Cut it such that it is somewhat slanted tapering towards the inside.
At first I tried to use a spoon to scoop the insides, then I ended up using my hands :P
The short handle of the pumpkin kit scoop was useful, especially when I need to scrape around the inside of the pumpkin.
I measured a rough estimated area of the pumpkin art I wanted to draw, and printed it out.
Did a rough sketch with marker… I learnt that I could use the Mr. Clean magic eraser to remove the black lines afterwards which was why I did this.
I almost wanted to just draw the art without carving (LOL) a lazy way but much faster :P I didn’t take any more progress after this as both of my hands were quite dirty and I didn’t want to keep washing and drying my hands >_<;
Finally! Took pictures in the washroom ^^;
Really glad I picked a white pumpkin, and used black marker, I like that drawing it gives it an extra darker shade :D
Photo below was taken by iphone 4S, surprised it turned out :D
Here’s what it looks like in normal light :P
Last year (2011) I carved a white pumpkin too :D It looks nice in the daytime if done neatly ^o^
I first started to carve a pumpkin in 2009, Mirai was also one of my inspirations :3 I also carved a smaller one with puppy and mouse :3
2010 was “Mirai fox”
Great carving! I’ve never done it before, but sure looks fun ^_^ Chibi Mirai pumpkin looks good!
Thanks LS lol! it’s funny, every year I after I done it, I tell myself maybe I won’t do it next year… and then see what happens?! LOL Maybe you can try it next year, come get it from the pumpkin patch near our place :P
Where are them candies? :Pc
This year we actually did not buy candies O_O (we normally don’t do the trick or treat thingie also) turn off the lights/windows! LOL Pumpkin is decor at home only XD
Wow…Nice pumpkin craving you have, sadly can’t find that rounded pumpkin because our kind of farmed pumpkin was oblong & hard LOL ^Y^
Nice to meet you Mr. Chun. I am Ikkyu. It is the illustrator of moekana.
Thank you for using the Mirai drawn by me. I was impressed by the great work.
Thanks! Usually seems that the later we go pumpkin hunting, the harder it is to find nicely shaped ones :D
はじめまして、一休さん！本当にありがとうございます！Thank you for your kind comment! Please continue to draw more kawaii Mirai chan and many lovely artwork ^o^/!!
Haha.. That’s awesome! Love the hand
Thank you! (sorry took a while for me to reply o_o) had been a bit busy and neglected the blogs ^o^;>